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Strawberry Lemonade Cookies

My ooey gooey butter cookie phase has been full throttle lately. My most recent adventure involved strawberry. I have odd tendencies when it comes to food.  Take for instance the fact that I hate coffee, but heart coffee ice cream. I adore strawberries, but wouldn't eat strawberry cheesecake if you paid me. I always cringe when I spy a pink cupcake b/c more often than not...it's strawberry(which is uber sad b/c pink is my favorite). This then, makes little sense, that of all the flavors of cake mix I've dabbled in to make these cookies...strawberry captured me the easiest. As I said: odd tendencies.  Oh well, I am a woman, it's inherent in my nature to not make any sense whatsoever. Moving on...


Ingredients
    1 8 oz brick cream cheese, room temperature
    1 stick butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 (18-ounce) box moist strawberry cake mix
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
DIRECTIONS-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in the egg. Then beat in the lemon juice. Beat in the cake mix. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to firm up so that you can roll the batter into balls. Roll the chilled batter into tablespoon sized balls and then roll them in confectioner's sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake 10- 12 minutes. The cookies will remain soft and "gooey." Cool completely and sprinkle with more confectioners' sugar, if desired. 



 hope y'all enjoy these as much as I have. They're quite delightful and easily put you into a "springy" kinda mood. Especially when you've abstained from carbs for 2 weeks as I have. Yes, you read that right. 14 days of 25 carbs or less. Today was cheat day and c.h.e.a.t. I did. and guess what, my body hates me. Sugar is the evil one, why do I love it so. Now this week is 30-40 carbs a day. 12 of which will be chic fil a nuggets. hey, if I get them three meals a day...I'll still stay in my allotted amount. Hmmmmm?!?!haha kidding, or am I? only time will tell.

*Origin*
this is another of my adaption's of Paula Dean's Ooey Gooey Butter Cookie

1 comment:

  1. These suckers are sooooo good! I will be making them as soon as possible. Look forward to a picture of how they end up.





    Ginny

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